Saturday, September 27, 2008

Beef and Garlic...yummy

So we went on a day trip to Takko yesterday for the beef and Garlic festival. It took about 1.5 hours to drive there, after a couple of wrong turns here and there. Despite it all, we got there and ate some great food and had some fun with our friends. Here are some of the pictures...we really got some fun ones yesterday.
Here's everyone getting started cooking on the provided grills.
Here's Micah's "girlfriend" Bailey...more pics to follow.
Micah, his daddy.
Ryan and Craig working out the arranged marriage terms...Bailey is copping a feel I think.

Beef and Garlic...yummy (continued)

Micah playing hard to get.
Here's Micah sporting all the newest's fleece as a boonie cap, a burp towel as a visor, and a blanket to try and keep him warm...he might not match, but he's still so cute.
I have no idea who these characters were, but we had to get a picture with them.
Here's a random set of painted stairs that we thought were awesome.
We drove up to some falls afterwards and endured some rain and Micah crankiness, but it was a pretty cool place to see.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Touring Japan...No wild horses

So we went in search of wild horses. There was plenty of evidence (if you know what I mean), but no horses to be found. We did however get to see the most northeastern point of Honshu, the main island of Japan. We also went to Yagen and experienced our first Onsen. Micah dipped his feet, but told us that is was no bath time with dad. It was such a fun family day. Something we truly needed before Ryan took off. We used our Garmin GPS and never got lost.... ok so maybe we got a little lost. I'll admit it was when I was reading the GPS. Enjoy the pictures. We did a little photo shoot on the beach.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My "Pimpin" Pad

So in order to get the girls...I have to have a pimpin pad. Here is a picture of where I sleep and chill some afternoons. We (my interior decorators and I)wanted to paint, but Japanese peeps are into wallpaper for some reason, so we just went with the flow. My dad took some Awesome F-16 pictures so we have those framed and hanging on the wall. Hopefully no earthquakes will knock them off.

Who needs an Onsen?

So Mom has been begging me to go to the onsen with her. I told her that if Dad will give me baths, there is no chance that I'll be seeing an onsen anytime soon. Mom skimps on the bath water and dad fills it up high, with lots of bubbles. He keeps me covered with warm washclothes as I sit and bask in my pee filled tub. I love 20 minute baths.....does that make me a metrosexual? Just kidding, I'm as manly as they come and I've heard that the better you smell the better your chances with the ladies. I've got my eye on a couple of little chicklins here in Misawa.

Monday, September 1, 2008